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Old 06-08-2017, 11:24 PM
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Help ID this cheese

I received a gift from one of my business associates today. I can't quite figure out which cheese it is though.

Here are the clues;

-Wheel of cheese came wrapped in a thin butcher paper
- Appearance is very similar to brie, with the signature white chalky film all the way around.
- Smell is very strong, stinky feet kind of cheese
- Taste is very mild, almost like Havarti, maybe even more mild than Havarti
- Production date is 10-20-2015, so it's fairly aged.

My best guess is maybe a "young" Brie?
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:33 AM
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I received a gift from one of my business associates today. I can't quite figure out which cheese it is though.

Here are the clues;

-Wheel of cheese came wrapped in a thin butcher paper
- Appearance is very similar to brie, with the signature white chalky film all the way around.
- Smell is very strong, stinky feet kind of cheese
- Taste is very mild, almost like Havarti, maybe even more mild than Havarti
- Production date is 10-20-2015, so it's fairly aged.

My best guess is maybe a "young" Brie?
Brie or Camembert, I guess - the latter is typically a bit more smelly, but more so when it's ripe.

How big (diameter) was it? Brie is usually a big disc - Camembert is usually smaller.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:47 AM
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Taleggio.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:58 AM
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:03 AM
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If it's nearly 2 years old it's most unlikely to be Camembert.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:24 AM
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If it's nearly 2 years old it's most unlikely to be Camembert.
I didn't spot that. It's pretty unlikely to be any soft cheese, really, at that age - and 'white chalky film' sounds like it might be whey/salt rather than the characteristic white https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penicillium_camemberti rind of Brie/Camembert.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:36 AM
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Help ID this cheese

There are probably a hundred cheeses that fit that description. Is it not possible to ask?

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Old 06-10-2017, 06:39 AM
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Perhaps it's not much of a cheese shop.
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